Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:
▪ Crazy Mountain Kiss by Keith McCafferty (Viking, $26.95) — The author again uses his home base of Montana as the setting for his fourth mystery in the Sean Stranahan series, featuring the private detective and Sheriff Martha Ettinger. They’re on the case of a dead girl (a teenage rodeo star missing five months) whose body is found stuffed in a chimney at a remote cabin in the Crazy Mountains. It’s up to the pair to connect all the dots.
▪ The Breaking Point by Jefferson Bass (William Morrow, $26.99) — Bass (the pseudonym for writing partners Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson) returns for the ninth mystery in the bestselling Body Farm series. Forensic anthropologist extraordinaire Dr. Bill Brockton is called in by the FBI to identify the pilot in a fiery plane crash — possibly a well-known millionaire. But what happens if Dr. Brockton is wrong?
▪ The Governor’s Wife by Michael Harvey (Knopf, $24.95) — The author, co-creator of Cold Case Files, offers the fifth novel in his crime series featuring ex-cop turned private detective Michael Kelly. Set in Chicago, Kelly’s new case involves finding the corrupt ex-governor of Illinois, who disappeared after being sentenced to 30 years without parole. And it seems his long-suffering wife has a few secrets of her own.
— Celeste Williams
Meet the authors
▪ Bestselling author Nelson DeMille will talk about and sign his new book, Radiant Angel, at 7 p.m. Monday at the Dallas Barnes & Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Highway, 214-739-1124.
▪ Former Texas Rangers catcher Bengie Molina will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the TCU Barnes & Noble, 2950 W. Berry St., 817-257-7844.